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This issue of FOCUS, offered by the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, discusses how maps can be used in field epidemiology practice, as well as some commonly-used computer software programs that can capture and analyze data and integrate them into a spatial display.
- Describe ways in which maps can be used in field epidemiology practice, particularly in surveillance activities and outbreak investigations
- Describe geographic information systems (GIS) and ways in which epidemiologists can use this software to display and analyze spatial data
- Provide examples of surveillance and outbreak investigation activities that have relied on GIS technology
- Describe global positioning systems (GPS) and ways in which epidemiologists can use this technology to increase capabilities during an outbreak investigation